If your program meets the definition of a youth camp, a youth camp Certificate, Letter of Compliance or Acceptance Letter issued by the Maryland Department of Health is required.
To determine if your program will require licensure by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), please review the law, scope and definitions, then complete the Pre-Application for a New Youth Camp.
Maryland youth camp regulations (COMAR 10.16.06) require a youth camp operator to obtain a Certificate, Letter of Compliance or Acceptance Letter from the Maryland Department of Health before the youth camp opens.
If you operate multiple camps at separate physical locations, complete and submit a separate Pre-Application, current application, fee and compliance documentation for each camp.
Please direct any questions or requests for assistance to the MDH Center for Healthy Homes and Community Services at 410-767-8417 or 1-877-463-3464, ext 78417. Thank you.
Pre-Application for a New Youth Camp
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464